Scenic Norway, Stockholm & Helsinki
Scenic Norway, Stockholm & Helsinki– Norway, Sweden, Finland –12 days / 11 nights, Oslo - Bergen - Sognefjord - Flåm Railway - Balestrand - Jostedal Glacier - Geiranger - Lom - Lillehammer - Oslo - Stockholm - Helsinki - StockholmScenic Norway, Stockholm and Helsinki, a 12-day escorted tour starting in Oslo, ending in Stockholm. Travel through Norway and Sweden to Finland, explore highlights of Norwegian fjords, from the idyllic Hardangerfjord to the UNESCO's World Heritage listed Aurlands-, Nærøy-, and Geirangerfjord. Ride the famous Flåm Railway, see quaint fjord villages, colorful Bergen and capitals of Oslo, Stockholm, Helsinki. Enjoy a return cruise across the Baltic Sea.
|Operation||June 20 - August 15, 2017|
|Departure||Guaranteed departures 2017:
June 20, 27
July 4, 11, 18, 25
August 1, 15
|Price||from $3,535 per person in double room
from $4,515 single room
|Included||11 nights hotel accommodations with private facilities
Scandinavian buffet breakfast daily
2 nights Cruise Stockholm - Helsinki - Stockholm
2-berth Seaside cabin, shower, toilet
2 x dinners and 2 x buffet breakfasts on board
5 x Lunches on days 2, 3, 6, 7, 8
7 x 3-course or buffet dinners
2 hours guided tour of Bergen
Ride on the Bergen Funicular to Mt. Fløyen
2 hours cruise on the Aurlands- and Nærøyfjords
Bergen Railway, Voss - Myrdal
Ride on the Flåm Railway, Myrdal-Flåm
Approx. 2 hours cruise on the Sogn and Nærøy Fjords
1 hour cruise on the Geiranger Fjord
All visits as described in itinerary
All ferry crossings
Excursion in open car to the Briksdal Glacier
4 hours guided tour of Stockholm
Entrance to City Hall
3 hours guided tour of Helsinki
Luggage assistance at all hotels while with the group
English-speaking tour escort throughout
Transfers airport/hotel on first and last day*
Taxes and service fees
|Not Included||International airfare & airport taxes
Personal insurance / personal items
$25 Service fee
|Please Note||*Transfers to/from a different airport than the one mentioned in the tour program may incur a supplement.
These tours are organized by our Associate Partners in Copenhagen. In order to offer a greater variety of tour options, the programs allow for participants to join or depart from the tour in various transit locations. We do hope that the possible change of group participants does not cause any inconvenience as it is meant to offer a greater variety of travel experiences to travelers.
Please inquire about our favorable airfares on Icelandair or SAS.
|Tour Options||Scenic Norway, 7 nights, from $1,915
Scenic Norway + Stockholm, 9 nights, from $2,935
Scenic Norway + Stockholm & Helsinki & Copenhagen, 13 nights, from $4,085
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Scenic Norway + Stockholm
Scenic Norway + Stockholm, Helsinki & Copenhagen
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Day 1 OSLO (D) Transfer from Oslo Gardermoen Airport to hotel in connection with your flight arrival. Dinner and accommodation at Radisson BLU Plaza Hotel Oslo, centrally located close the the Karl Johan boulevard and Royal Palace. Your tour escort will meet you at 19.45 hrs in the hotel lobby.
Day 2 OSLO - ULVIK (B, L, D) After breakfast you will visit the world-famous Viking Ships. Afterwards departure from Oslo, driving via Hønefoss along the charming Halling Valley to the tourist resort town of Geilo. Buffet lunch at Bardøla Mountain Hotel. After lunch cross the wild Hardanger Mountain Plateau to Fossli, stopping to view the thundering Vøringsfoss Waterfall with a vertical drop of 180 m. Dinner and accommodation at Brakanes Hotel, ideally located on the banks of the Hardangerfjord.
Day 3 ULVIK - BERGEN (B, L) After buffet breakfast, descend the amazing Måbødal Canyon to the idyllic Hardanger Fjord. Cross the Hardanger Bridge. Start of scenic tour along the beautiful Hardanger Fjord, famous for its many fruit orchards, via the towns of Øystese and Norheimsund, arriving in Bergen around midday. Lunch at local restaurant.
Afternoon 2 hours tour of Bergen, including a visit to the popular Fish and Flower Market, the famous Bryggen Harbour with its gabled packhouses, and the old Hanseatic Quarter. You will also ride on the funicular to Mt. Fløien, for the best views of the city and fjords way below. Accommodation at First Hotel Marin, centrally located next to the old Bryggen harbour and close to the pedestrian shopping streets.
Day 4 BERGEN - FLÅM - BALESTRAND (B, D) After breakfast departure from Bergen and drive via Dale to the town of Voss. Board the train in Voss for a ride on the beautiful Bergen Railway to the mountain station of Myrdal. From Myrdal ride on the amazing Flåm Railway, a masterpiece of engineering descending 2.838 feet in less than one hour. The descent to the fjord side village of Flåm offers opportunities for photo shots of exciting waterfalls and mountain scenery.
After a short rest in Flåm, start of approx. 2 hours cruise by boat along the narrow Aurlands- and Nærøy Fjords, both branches of the Sognefjord, the longest and deepest fjord in the world. Enjoy the spectacular scenery of cascading waterfalls, sheer mountain cliffs, snow-clad peaks, and a variety of wildlife.
After disembarking in Gudvangen at the head of the Nærøy Fjord, continue by coach through the amazing Stalheim Canyon and Nærøy Valley, across the Vika Mountains to Vangsnes, for the short ferry crossing to the beautiful resort of Balestrand. Dinner and accommodation at the historic Kvikne's Hotel, superbly located on the banks of the Sognefjord and surrounding mountains.
Day 5 BALESTRAND - DAY IN THE FJORDS (B, D) Day free in Balestrand, giving you the opportunity to enjoy the outstanding beauty and nature of the fjords. The day starts with a traditional Norwegian buffet breakfast in the hotel's elegant dining room. You may want to spend the morning relaxing on the hotel terrace, breathing in the fresh mountain air and enjoying the spectacular views. We can also recommend a visit to the local aquarium and art gallery, or you may prefer to rent a bike or rowing boat from the hotel, or even go on foot up to the nearest mountains. A walking tour of the village of Balestrand, with its historic buildings and other noteworthy sites can also be arranged. Dinner and accommodation at Kvikne's Hotel.
Day 6 BALESTRAND - GEIRANGER (B, L, D) After breakfast departure from your hotel by ferry from Dragsvik to Hella, followed by a scenic tour along the northern side of the Sognefjord to Sogndal. The tour continues by road to Fjærland, passing under the Jostedal Glacier, the largest in Europe, to the village of Skei at the northern end of beautiful Lake Jølster. Descend to the Nord Fjord, making a detour at Olden to visit the world-famous Briksdal Glacier. The journey up to the glacier will be made in open cars to give you the best views. Lunch will be served in a nearby mountain restaurant facing the glacier.
After lunch the tour continues around the Nord Fjord via Loen and Stryn, to the picturesque village of Hellesylt. From here you go on board the ferry for the one hour's cruise along the spectacular Geiranger Fjord, possibly the most impressive of all the Norwegian fjords. During the cruise you will pass close by some magnificent waterfalls, such as the Bridal Veil and the Seven Sisters. Dinner and accommodation at the excellent Union Hotel, overlooking the Geiranger Fjord.
Day 7 GEIRANGER - LILLEHAMMER - OSLO (B, L, D) From the top of the famous Serpentine Road, you have the opportunity to digest some amazing views of the fjord, before crossing the rugged Grotli Mountains to Lom, well known for its 14th century stave church. The tour continues via Lake Vågå, before descending the magnificent Gudbrands Valley to the popular tourist town of Lillehammer. Stop for lunch in Lillehammer. After lunch the journey continues alongside Lake Mjøsa, Norway's largest lake, back to Oslo. Dinner and accommodation at Radisson BLU Plaza Hotel.
Day 8 OSLO - STOCKHOLM (B, L, D) Guests on 9-, 11-, 13-nights tour continue by coach towards the Swedish border, crossing into the attractive province of Värmland to arrive in the city of Karlstad on Lake Vänern, the largest in Sweden. Lunch in Karlstad.
After lunch the tour continues through a landscape of forests and sparkling lakes to reach the Swedish capital in the late afternoon. Dinner and accommodation at the Clarion Hotel Sign, a new first class hotel centrally located.
Day 9 STOCKHOLM (B) The day starts with a 4 hours guided tour of the city. Famous sights include the Royal Palace, Parliament Buildings, Cathedral, Royal Theatre, etc. You will also visit the enchanting Old Town (Gamla Stan) with its narrow cobbled streets and numerous antique shops. Highlight of the tour is a visit to City Hall with its famous Blue and Golden Halls, where the Nobel Prize banquet is held each year.
Afternoon free in Stockholm, with possibility to visit the famous Vasa Museum or take one of the popular canal tours. Accommodation at the Clarion Hotel Sign.
Please note that dinner today is not included, because our experience shows that in Stockholm guests prefer to eat out at a restaurant of their choice. Your tour escort will gladly assist you with table reservations.
Day 10 STOCKHOLM - HELSINKI (B, D) Guests continuing on the Baltic Cruise to Helsinki have morning free in Stockholm. Afternoon transfer from hotel to pier, for embarkation on a delightful cruise ferry of Silja Line.
16.45 hrs: Departure of cruise from Stockholm, sailing slowly through the lovely archipelago past numerous small islands. Dinner on board. Accommodation is in 2-berth outside cabins (seaside) with shower/toilet.
We recommend bringing an overnight bag for this cruise, to avoid having to carry suitcases to and from the cabin.
Onboard Silja Line, seaside cabin
Day 11 HELSINKI - STOCKHOLM (B, D) Enjoy your buffet breakfast as you sail into Helsinki. Spend a whole day in this exciting city on the Baltic, retaining your cabin on the ship. Morning 3 hours guided tour of Helsinki. Famous sights include the Senate Square, Uspenski Cathedral, Parliament House, Finlandia Hall, Sibelius Park & Monument, Underground Temple, and much more.
During the afternoon you can explore the busy market place or the many souvenir shops close to the harbour. Finnish crystal and leather goods are an excellent buy.
17.00 hrs: Departure for return cruise to Stockholm. Dinner and accommodation on board.
Onboard Silja Line, seaside cabin
Day 12 STOCKHOLM DEPARTURE (B) After a tasty buffet breakfast, arrive back in Stockholm at 09.30 hrs.
Guests on the 11 nights tour Oslo - Helsinki - Stockholm will be driven from the Silja Line terminal to Stockholm Arlanda Airport for flight home. End of services for the 11 nights tour.
To allow time for disembarkation, transfer to airport (situated 60 km. from Stockholm, security controls and possible delays, we strongly advise clients not to book flights departing before 13.00 hours.